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 Post subject: Brasso help
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:37 am 
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I recently learned that to remove the printed ink used on minifigs, Brasso was the best hands down! I use a Q-tip dipped in Brasso to remove the print on a minifig torso and it works very well. However, I have a couple of projects that require removing only some detail, for example...removing the printed on headset from a minifig head. I thought of using a wooden toothpick dipped in Brasso, but was afraid it might leave scratches in the plastic. Anyone here have any tips/ideas of what I could use? Thanks in advance for your help!

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 Post subject: Re: Brasso help
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:51 pm 
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I've used a toothpick quite often for Brasso'ing small areas, with no noticeable damage to the pieces. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Brasso help
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:54 am 
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Hound Knight wrote:
I've used a toothpick quite often for Brasso'ing small areas, with no noticeable damage to the pieces. :)


Cool! That's great to know! A toothpick was the only thing I could think of that had a fine "tip" to remove unwanted detail without messing up surrounding detail. Thanks, Hound Knight, for your response! B)

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 Post subject: Re: Brasso help
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:28 am 
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It'll work fine.

Brasso + toothpick:
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 Post subject: Re: Brasso help
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:06 pm 
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Starwars4J wrote:
It'll work fine.

Brasso + toothpick:
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Man, that's GREAT! I'm giving it a shot today! B) Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Brasso help
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:42 am 
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Well, I tried the Brasso & toothpick and it worked great! I'm very pleased with the results! Thanks, Hound Knight and Starwars4J! :)

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